- 1940 in poetry
Aldous Huxleyis a screenwriter for the movie adaptation of " Pride and Prejudice"
W. H. Auden, "Another Time", including the famous " September 1, 1939"
Sir John Betjeman, "Old Lights for New Chancels"
E. E. Cummings, "50 Poems"
T. S. Eliot, "East Coker", published in "New English Weekly"
Odysseus Elytis's first book, "Orientations"
Federico García Lorca, "Poeta en Nueva York" published posthumously this year (written in 1930; first translation into English as " A Poet in New York", 1988)
Hugh MacDiarmid, editor, "The Golden Treasury of Scottish Poetry"
E. H. McCormick, "Letters and Art in New Zealand", scholarshipPreminger, Alex and T.V.F. Brogan, et al., editors, "The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics", 1993, Princeton University Press and MJF Books, "New Zealand Poetry" article, "History and Criticism" section, p 837]
Kenneth Rexroth, "In What Hour?"
Giorgos Seferis, "Τετράδιο Γυμνασμάτων (Exercise Book)" and "Ημερολόγιο Καταστρώματος Ι (Deck Diary I)"
Dylan Thomas, "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog"
Louis Zukofskyfinishes the first half of "A"
Awards and honors
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Mark Van Doren: "Collected Poems"
* King's Gold Medal for Poetry:
April 16— Rolf Dieter Brinkmann(died 1975), German
May 24— Joseph Brodsky(died 1996), born Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky in Russia, a Russian-American poet and essayist who won the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literatureand was Poet Laureate of the United States (1991-1992)
September 8— Jack Prelutsky, American poet noted for his children's poems
October 20— Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States ( 1997- 2000)
*date not known:
Martha Collins (poet)
Fanny Howe, American poet, novelist and short story writer
Angela De Hoyos
David W. McFadden
January 5— Humbert Wolfe, poet and epigrammist
March 4— Hamlin GarlandAmerican novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer
March 7— Edwin Markham, American poet.
August 21— Ernest Lawrence Thayer, American writer and poet who wrote " Casey at the Bat"
September 26— W. H. Davies, Welsh poet and writer who spent most of his life as a tramp in the United States and United Kingdom
List of poetry awards
List of years in poetry
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